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Unhealthy air quality expected on Friday

Updated: Aug. 23, 2018 at 4:27 PM CDT
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Increasing concentrations of ground level ozone will lead to unhealthy air quality conditions...
Increasing concentrations of ground level ozone will lead to unhealthy air quality conditions especially for those with respiratory issues.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Friday for the greater Shreveport area, including portions of Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto parishes.

Abundant sunshine and hot temperatures will be favorable for the formation of ground level ozone on Friday. Increasing ozone concentrations will lead to unhealthy air quality during the afternoon hours.

The elderly and those with respiratory diseases like asthma are most at risk when the air quality deteriorates. People in those groups should limit time spent outside.

Even healthy children and adults are advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activities until the air quality improves.

The two biggest things you can do to help reduce the formation of ozone are driving less, and waiting until after 6pm to refuel your vehicle or use gas powered lawn equipment.

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